All Is Calm on the Western Front
What: All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
When: Nov. 27, 8 p.m.
Twin Cities PBS will be airing this production of All Is Calm, an award-winning docu-musical about the Christmas of 1914 during World War I, on Friday night. The story is told through World War I poets, war documents, diary entries, and letters from soldiers.
What: The Hip Hop Nutcracker
When: Nov. 27
The Ordway presents this family-friendly holiday mash-up, featuring Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince on a dream adventure through the land of sweets. The performance includes a cast of a dozen dancers, a DJ, violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, set to Tchaikovsky’s music.
Hastings Holiday Shopping
What: Small Business Saturday
When: Nov. 28
Where: Downtown Hastings
Support small businesses in the historic downtown of Hastings by starting your Christmas shopping local. Stay for events throughout the day, and enjoy the annual Lighted Holiday Parade.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Reunion
What: A (Virtual) Christmas Vacation with the Griswolds
When: Nov. 28, 7 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays by joining Ellen and Clark Griswold as they lead the audience through this live event, sharing their favorite memories of making the holiday classic, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and answering your questions.
Sounds of Livestreaming
What: The Jayhawks perform Sound of Lies
When: Nov. 29
At this virtual performance, streaming live from Minneapolis, the Jayhawks will be performing their 1997 album Sound of Lies while sharing stories about its creation. The band released their newest album, XOXO, this past October.